The number of children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders continues to grow in Australia.
A presentation at the inaugural ASfAR conference (7/12/2012) shows the national average autism prevalence in school age children exceeded 1.4% (1 in 62.5) by June 2012, based on Centrelink Carer Allowance data. These Centrelink data were described previously as the best available indication of autism prevalence in Australia.
The growth continues a pattern described previously (see http://a4.org.au/a4/node/389).
Consistent patterns are seen in data from several other sources.
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